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Nurse-Family Partnership

Pregnancy assistance for first-time moms. Nurse-Family Partnership helps first-time moms, just like you, prepare for the birth of your child and gives you the support you need to achieve your heart’s desire. Nurse-Family Partnership is a free, voluntary program that partners first-time moms with nurse home visitors. When you enroll in the program, a specially trained nurse will visit you throughout your pregnancy and until your baby turns two years old. During these visits, your caring nurse will offer the knowledge and support you need to confidently create a better life for your baby and yourself. As a first-time mom, you most likely have a ton of questions. That’s why Nurse-Family Partnership starts working with you before you give birth to your child. By meeting with you as early in your pregnancy as possible, our nurse home visitors address your questions and concerns, prepare you for childbirth, and help ensure that you deliver a healthy baby. From helping you have a healthy pregnancy, to coaching you on child development, to empowering you to pursue your heart’s desire, your nurse home visitor will always be there for you, so you can be there for your baby.

“The visits have been studied extensively through randomized controlled trials — the gold standard of evidence — and are stunningly effective. Children randomly assigned to nurse visits suffer 79 percent fewer cases of state-verified abuse or neglect than similar children randomly assigned to other programs. Even though the program ends at age 2, the children at age 15 have fewer than half as many arrests on average. At the 15-year follow-up, the mothers themselves have one-third fewer subsequent births and have spent 30 fewer months on welfare than the controls. A RAND Corporation study found that each dollar invested in nurse visits to low-income unmarried mothers produced $5.70 in benefits,” wrote Kristof and WuDunn.

Nurse-Family Partnership, they affirm, “…is an antipoverty program that is cheap, is backed by rigorous evidence and pays for itself several times over in reduced costs later on. Yet it has funds to serve only 2 percent to 3 percent of needy families. That’s infuriating.”

They recommend supporting Nurse-Family Partnership to “give at-risk kids a shot at reaching the starting line.”
“The Way to Beat Poverty”- Nurse-Family Partnership –
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